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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Bird wall hanging

I was determined to enter the latest challenge from Ready Steady Stamp as they are thinking of stopping their challenges due to lack of entries. I always mean to enter but somehow never get round to it. Their challenge this time is:
Birds; blue, white, green and black, handmade flowers, frame it and either foam core or thick card board.
This is my effort, a very messy project (my favourite kind lol) so I'll also be entering in into this weeks challenge from Tuesday Taggers which is 'Get Messy'. They also have a great prize of a £15 voucher for the Craft Barn .

I started by making some bps using starburst stains and glimmer mists in various green and blue shades, I used the scrunch technique for one and put cling film on the other and left them to dry. Once they were ready, I cut a 6x6 frame from thick card board and covered it with the scrunched bp, stamped it with the tail feathers of one of the bird stamps from Elusive Images in black versafine. I then smeared on some pale blue glitter glue and added some AI glitter in Nirvana (I think thats my favourite colour glitter ever). I then took the cling film bp and stamped the bird silhouette (again from Elusive Images) in black versafine and embossed with clear EP before adding dots of glitter glue. While this was drying, I stamped flowers (again from EI, I do love Glenda's stamps lol) 2 of each of 3 sizes on to the left over bp. I covered 3 with glitter glue and left 3 plain. The bird house and bird were stamped on to the same bp which had been glued to more thick card and again, I added a very thin layer of glitter glue. I left them all to dry and then curled the flower petals and used an embossing tool in their centres to 'cup' them before layering them all up and adding a tiny black button in the centre. I trimmed the main image and matted it on to some pale blue linen paper, it looked a bit plain so I gave it another frame using red line tape and AI Summer Sea Glitter. I threaded odds and ends of beads on to some headpins, popped them on to a safety pin and stuck them on to the frame with silicone, added the bird house, flower and bird. To make the hanger, I took blue and green memory thread and some thin white organza ribbon, which i twisted round, and threaded a few blue and green beads on to finish off.
I'm also entering this in to the following challenges:
My Time to Craft which is 'In the Frame'
Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. This is beautiful!! I'm so glad you entered !!
    Thank you.
    Have a nice weekend

  2. Claire this is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. This is stunning, I love the effect on the frame.

  4. wooowwwwwwwwwww ! Claire is beautiful ! very beautiful !
    I love your flower.
    Thanks for playing.

  5. Wow! This is some project and is absolutely stunning! A very complex technique, but really well worth it. It's beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week! We hope to see you again next week!

  6. stunningly beautiful project! I love everything about it Thanks for sharing at TT this week!

  7. Beautiful work! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  8. A beautiful result from my kind of mess. Thanks for getting messy with us at TT this week.
    x Michelle

  9. what a beautiful wall haniging - the colours are fabulous
    Lisa ;)

  10. Beautiful work of art. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  11. Hi Claire. WOWZERS! What a stunning and elegant creation! It's absolutley perfect! Oh boy, I'd love to have one like this hanging in my house. Sensational work.
    Thank you for joining us this week at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  12. Oh my goodness Claire, this is just so stunning, love everything about it. This would take pride of place on my wall. Thank your for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge. Good luck in the draw. Hugs Suzi xx

  13. This looks really amazing, the colours are divine. Many thanks for joining in with this weeks oscc.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  14. Stunning creation! Thanks for joining TT this week.
    Pat xx

  15. Fabulous make just gorgeous! the very best results come from a really good mess :) Thank you for getting messy with us at TT this week, good luck.

  16. This is simply beautiful! Thanks for getting messy with us at TT this week! Paula

  17. Utterly Stunning Claire, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  18. This is gorgeous....thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xxx

  19. Waouh!! Fabulous rea!!!!!!original flower!!!

  20. WOW - stunning work! I love the background and the flower is fabulous!

  21. Love it - especially the frame - really beautiful work.


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